‘Vast majority’ supports keeping The Villages

Posted 16 April 2013 at 12:00 am

Dear Editor:

City of Batavia residents spoke out forcefully when the City Council moved to drop ARC as a contractor. It was felt by many that there was a value in contracting with the ARC. Another provider of the service might be cheaper, but some portion of the population still preferred the ARC.

A high-quality, locally controlled, Orleans County Nursing Home isn’t much different. When no sales tax revenue is dedicated to funding the Nursing Home, 5.3% of our property tax is used to fund it.

The vast majority of Orleans County residents I speak with appear to think there is a value in keeping “The Villages” (Orleans County Nursing Home) public. They appear to think it is worth it.

Sincerely yours,

Gary Kent